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OGC AND ENFORCEMENT AT SEC SPEAKS 2018 - WORDS MATTER, PROCESS MATTERS, HOMEWORK MATTERS

Dennis Stubblefield, a Partner at the firm, recently attended SEC Speaks, the Commission’s annual conference in which senior staff from all divisions and offices announce and comment upon key developments from the past year and set forth coming priorities. Chair Jay Clayton chose GOP-side economist Commissioner Michael Piwowar to interview the newest Commissioners, Robert Jackson Jr. [Dem], and Hester Peirce [GOP].

The freshmen predictably disagreed on the goodness of Dodd-Frank, but both sounded reasonable, engaged and ready to explore common ground on key pressing issues, particularly the seemingly intractable problem of how to liberalize the rules around “finders.” Sounds logical given Clayton’s intention to gin back up a Capital Markets focus, which he suggested has taken a back seat to other priorities in recent years.

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